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Facebook data shows NCAA tournament fan statistics in the US

Facebook data shows NCAA tournament fan statistics in the US

Remember last month when we showed you Facebook data of NFL fans across the US? It's back again, only this time it's all about the NCAA men's basketball tournament that just started yesterday. The data is from over 1 million Facebook users who have "liked" a fan page of one of the 68 teams in the tournament.

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Pinterest rolling out revamped design

Pinterest rolling out revamped design

Pinterest will be rolling out a newly revamped design to all of its users starting today. The new design was well received by a small sample group that had tested it back in January. The new design will help improve user experience by making things more "simpler and cleaner". Now users will be able to browse through pins, plan their fantasy weddings, design their fantasy homes, and crave their fantasy meals much more quickly and easily.

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Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey wants to run for NYC mayor

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey wants to run for NYC mayor

Twitter was launched in 2006 by a group of guys, one of which is Jack Dorsey, who is currently executive chairman of the social network, as well as the CEO of Square, a new mobile payment company that launched in 2010. However, Dorsey's next adventure is to one day become the mayor of New York City, a city with over 9 million residents.

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Twitter to launch standalone music app

Twitter to launch standalone music app

Twitter is apparently looking to bring some music into its service. The company is getting ready to use We Are Hunted, a music discovery service it had acquired 6 months ago, to help build itself a standalone music app. The app will give personalized music recommendations to users based on the musical artists the user follows, and the musical artists the user's followers follow. The service, while less personalized, will still be usable for those without a Twitter account.

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Facebook introduces cleaner look to Timeline

Facebook introduces cleaner look to Timeline

Facebook may have finally ignored the Timeline at the company's most recent press event when they unveiled the new News Feed that'll be coming shortly, but that doesn't mean they're not making changes. Facebook has introduced a cleaner look to Timeline, and they'll be slowly rolling out the new design over the coming weeks.

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Netflix introduces Netflix Social to share favorite movies and shows with friends

Netflix introduces Netflix Social to share favorite movies and shows with friends

I bet you wish you could share all the fascinating things you're watching on Netflix with friends, and thanks to a new feature that Netflix announced today, you finally can. Netflix Social is the company's first attempt at getting in on the social networking buzz with Facebook, and it allows you to see what's popular among your friends.

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Sharing is caring according to Facebook users

Sharing is caring according to Facebook users

There's no doubt that Facebook is the most popular social network around, even if teens are losing interest in the service. Facebook has announced that its 1 billion+ users have shared over 400 billion open graph actions back to the social network so far, a number that many Facebook marketers love to see. These figures were announced prior to its event being held at South by Southwest (SXSW).

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Facebook event at 1pm ET: changes you can expect

Facebook event at 1pm ET: changes you can expect

In just a little over an hour, Facebook will be showing off what we think is a redesign to the frontpage News Feed on the social network. We received an invitation to the event last week, and it mentioned to "come see a new look for News Feed," so that really can only mean one thing. However, what new features will they introduce, and how drastic will the redesign be?

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Facebook study shows users are engaging more with friends

Facebook study shows users are engaging more with friends

Carnegie Mellon University performed a seven-year study on Facebook and its users. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon studied data from 5,076 Facebook users from 2005 to 2011 to analyze the correlation between changes in Facebook's privacy features and user's sharing their information. The study showed that every time Facebook improved its privacy features for users, users would actually share more information with their friends as well as 3rd party developers and advertisers.

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Twitter updates mobile app with improved search, video support changes

Twitter updates mobile app with improved search, video support changes

Twitter has updated its mobile app for both iOS and Android with a few improvements, as well as some subtractions. The company improved the app's search results, where Twitterers will see more topic and user suggestions for search queries, which are based on what's happening in real time. Twitter also removed support for several video sharing services on the mobile app.

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Foursquare for iOS updates with new tap-and-hold check-in feature

Foursquare for iOS updates with new tap-and-hold check-in feature

Whenever you're out with friends and you want to check in on Foursquare, the process can actually take longer than you really want it to. After all, it takes precious time away from chatting with your friends. However, Foursquare knows the feeling and has updated its iOS app today with a new tap-and-hold check-in feature.

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Google+ updates with larger cover photos, new “Local reviews” tab

Google+ updates with larger cover photos, new “Local reviews” tab

Google has been working hard to keep its Google+ social network going strong, and the company announced a few small updates today that make for some big changes, literally. Google+ now offers larger cover photos, which can be displayed at 16:9 when fully viewed, and the service supports up to a 2120 x 1192 resolution for cover photos.

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